Friday, October 04, 2019

Girl Power Revenge Fantasy

Not going to see something realistic like a woman committing divorce rape or making a false accusation in order to get revenge.


Via Rod Dreher:

AmConMag: Marion Maréchal’s Populism is the Future of the French Right By Scott McConnell
An important convention highlights the changing character of French conservatism—and France itself.

And there is a part of France—Catholic, highly educated, patriotic, with historic loyalties to the France that predated the Revolution—that may be growing in influence in reaction to the progressive onslaught.
A recent work on the new French Right, “Le vieux monde est de retour,” describes a youthful Catholic intellectual resurgence, a reaction against the slogans of May 1968—everything is possible, free love, marriage for everyone, mass immigration—that have more or less governed their lives. This is the kind of conservatism of Marion Maréchal’s circle, and it includes many who supported the openly Catholic, avowedly conservative, proudly bourgeois François Fillon in the last election. He was the center-right candidate and likely victor until his campaign imploded amidst reports of a no-show parliamentary job held by his wife and other charges of personal corruption. Implicitly Maréchal’s argument is that however meaningful the divide between the respectable Right of Gaullist or bourgeois parties and the extreme Right of Jean-Marie Le Pen might have been, its rationale has evaporated. Her aunt has made the extreme Right more or less respectable; mass immigration has rendered it necessary.

1917 Second Trailer

"Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft"

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A Leslie Tribute MV

光復香港, 時代革命!

HKP Not Above Suspicion

What Identity Politics?

Catholic Herald

Centre-right parties in the West should learn from the success of their Eastern European counterparts. It is not enough to sound populist economic themes. Given the changing nature of their electoral base, centre-right parties need to deliver economic policies that benefit the working class. Only by doing so can they fend off the Elizabeth Warrens and Bernie Sanderses, along with far-right insurgents.

Matthew Schmitz thinks that if only the oligarchs would align their policies in a way that would benefit the middle and working classes, we won't have to worry about the rise of a scary alt-right or the Democrats.

Head tucked in the sand? Or something else tucked in?

COP Keating

Pre-Order the CD

Richard Jewell

Pepe in Hong Kong

Did I Post This Already?

Anita 李婉華 Interviews Annabelle 雷安娜

So maybe Anita Lee 李婉華 wasn't put on leave for playing 《願榮光歸香港》 on the station and she really was just taking a break. Or maybe management/owners reconsidered?

Not sure if her Canto was best among her TVB peers in the 90s but it does sound better than the Canto of a lot of the celebs today.

Not Monday or a Rainy Day


Wednesday, October 02, 2019

A "Special" Visit

Speed Reload



ChiCom "Innovation"

Eastern Christian Books: Episcopal Hearts of Stone

Eastern Christian Books: Episcopal Hearts of Stone

This is a sick system stripped of humanity, and one way (there are many others in the book) to begin an overdue reform is to return, as I argued, to a married episcopate so that these men who are made bishop come from in-tact families and themselves remain human beings molded, humbled, and humanized by having children of their own whose very presence will give hierarchs an otherwise missing element of basic sympathy when confronted with child sex abuse victims.

Vatican Travel Office Keeping Busy

Does the bishop of Rome really need to visit Japan and Thailand? Will the Japanese people care? What is the pope going to do that will actually improve the health of the Latin churches there?

Vatican News

The CCP Emperor

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

"Not My National Day"

The People React

A Dark Day


《願榮光歸香港》 中樂合奏及合唱團版 MV


Wendell Berry Conference


Charles Marohn

5.11 Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Challenge

5.11 is converged. Putting Lisa Jaster on the same level as the other 3 is f-bomb worthy stupid.

War of the Worlds

2 adaptations to be released, one from BBC, one from FOX.

Monday, September 30, 2019

BABYMETAL, "Shanti Shanti Shanti"

I Think We Will Survive without Culinary Diversity

How about looking at the negatives or the malefits that immigrants bring?

1917 Featurette

JoBlo: 1917 featurette teases how the film was shot to look like 1 continuous take

Still a Baby Carrier

Where's the mom?

If your priority in a dangerous situation is to transport a baby out of danger, the only thing tactical you will be doing is fleeing (or hiding). So according to those criteria, how does it measure?

Claiming Vindication from Francis

Against those meanies Archbishop Chaput and others...

Even SCMP Doesn't Seem to Believe Him

Sunday, September 29, 2019